Friday, October 14, 2005

Regime-run web site admits to the regime's political defeat in soliciting support from Arabs

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
The regime-run web site, BAZTAB, in a report admitted to the regime's political defeat in soliciting the support of the people of Iraq and the region where dozens of Arab-language media, backed by the regime, including Al Alam TV are being broadcast. BAZTAB wrote: "The Al Alam news channel was supposed to be the mouthpiece for the views of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Arab-speaking countries and was meant to compete with some of these immoral western TV networks, in order to restore the popularity of the Islamic Republic among Arabs; however, unfortunately not only has it failed to find a place among the Arabs, it has completely failed in satisfying the supporters of the Islamic regime."

This regime-run site in this report explicitly demanded that the Islamic Republic cease and desist from further meddling in the internal issues of Iraq and wrote: "To establish our aims in Iraq is a very difficult and labor-intensive process; we should not act in a way such that in a few years from now we would end up regretting those choices and be left wondering how we lost Iraq as well."